Why No ‘Poo Didn’t Work for Me

Why No ‘Poo Didn’t Work for Me

Many people have great success when they ditch their bottled shampoo and conditioner and go no ‘poo. I, unfortunately, was not one of those people.

I’m discussing my experience going “no ‘poo” as well as what products I finally found that have brought my hair back to life at Traditional Cooking School. Head on over and join the discussion!

Chewy Chocolate Brownie Bars

Chewy Chocolate Brownie Bars

If a chocolate brownie and an energy bar had a baby, I believe this would be their offspring. These bars are moist, chewy, chocolate-y. There’s not one ingredient in these bars that’s what I would call “if-y”. They’re free of casein, grains, gluten, refined sugar, soy, corn, and eggs. And these bars are low in anti-nutrients since they call for soaked and dehydrated almonds.

For Real Food-Resistant Men:

This is a post my wife has been urging me to write for a while now. Quite frankly, it’s been put off long enough. It’s time you ladies had a guy backing you up! I’m happy to oblige…at least now I am. I’m fairly positive that the majority of the readers of this post will be female, but I encourage my lady friends to take comfort in its words, then shove them in your partner’s face.

How To Use Up Every Last Drop of Your Essential Oils

If you have ever wondered what to do with the teeny-tiny drops and vapors of essential oils that are left once you empty a bottle, wonder no more! This easy tip will ensure your precious oils are good to the very last drop.

Caesar Dressing with No Icky Ingredients

I’m not a big salad eater, but I absolutely love Caesar salad. Let’s be honest here — taste wise, lettuce is not that awesome. It’s fresh and green and it sure it good for us, but it doesn’t rank up there with, oh, I don’t know … bacon…

I mostly eat lettuce because it is the perfect vehicle for homemade croutons, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and THIS dressing. This Caesar dressing is full of healthy, traditional fats: pastured egg yolks and extra virgin olive oil.

Chicken, Bacon, & Kale Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

Around here, I’m all about quick and easy meals, especially lunches. The Hubs comes home four out of five days every week for lunch; plus, he’s home all day on the weekends. I love having leftovers for lunch since all I have to do is re-heat and serve, but sometimes I run out of leftovers by the end of the week. Especially on the weekends, I want a healthy meal I can throw together quickly so that I can spend the hubby’s days off with him instead of in the kitchen.

This chicken, bacon, and kale stuffed sweet potato recipe is one of those meals that I love having up my sleeve. Every, single ingredient is nutrient-dense, so this simple meal is also very filling.

Southern-style Salmon Croquettes (GAPS, Paleo, Whole30)

I grew up with my Memaw and my mother making salmon croquettes. Crispy on the outside and moist on the inside, salmon croquettes (or patties) were one of my favorite comfort foods as a kid…

Cooking Pastured Chicken

Cooking Pastured Chicken

Today, I’m talking about cooking chicken: the kind you get from your local chicken farmer/friend/neighbor and the kind you raise yourself.

Pastured hens and roosters lead full, happy lives, roaming freely through open spaces, eating their fill of worms and bugs, picking at wild grasses and weeds, clucking and cocka-doodle-doo-ing their days away. Until the day they are respectfully laid to rest — on the dining room table. 🙂

Reconsidering the “Cleanse”: 7 Easy Ways to Support Daily Detox

Since the New Year is upon us and many consider this a natural time to evaluate personal health, people commonly opt for a cleanse to jump-start that process. Yesterday, at Traditional Cooking School, I posted Reconsidering the “Cleanse”: Why Kits, Powders, Fasts, and Pills May Not Be For You, and I discussed why the typical “cleanse in a box” might not be your best option if you’re wanting to detox.

Today, rather than giving you a magic formula to clean out the toxic substances in your body in a certain number of days or weeks, I’m going to share some effective, simple, and inexpensive things you can do every day to support your body’s natural detoxification.

Reconsidering the “Cleanse”: Why Kits, Powders, Fasts, & Pills May Not Be For You

It’s January — time to think about how to get healthy and fit during the coming year. Instead of making slow changes, you may find yourself wanting to jump on the fast-track to getting healthy. Quite often, this involves embarking on “detoxes” or “cleanses” of all sorts. If you’re looking to make some healthy changes this year, that’s excellent! And I want to support your healthy choices … while steering you clear of the boxed detoxes, powders, fasts, and pills.